Archive for July 18th, 2011

Ohio Update: With 37 Permits, It’s Still Early Days for Marcellus & Utica Shale Drilling

An update on the state of shale gas drilling—both Marcellus and Utica—in Ohio:

Columbiana County, OH Signs Lease with Chesapeake for Marcellus Drilling – Gets $1.3 Million Signing Bonus

Columbiana County, Ohio has signed a lease with Chesapeake Energy on 568 acres of county-owned land, receiving $1.3 million in a signing bonus.

Eastern Ohio Landowner Group Nears Deal for Marcellus Lease – Terms Include $3,700 per Acre, 17.5% Royalty

A group of landowners with 20,000 acres in Jefferson County and Harrison County, in eastern Ohio, is nearing a lease deal to allow Marcellus Shale drilling. One of the energy companies in the final bidding is XTO Energy (now a division of Exxon Mobil).

PA Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission Make 96 Recommendations Including Impact Fee & Forced Pooling

In March of this year, newly elected Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett appointed a 30-member Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission with the aim of producing “a comprehensive, strategic proposal for the responsible and environmentally sound development of Marcellus Shale.” The panel wrapped up their work last Friday by voting on a list of recommendations, ultimately approving 96 […]

PA Utility Commission Reconsiders Decision to Grant Public Utility Status to Pipeline Company

The Pennsylvania Utility Commission (PUC) is reconsidering its decision to grant pipeline company Laser Northeast Gathering status as a public utility with the power of eminent domain (see MDN’s previous coverage of that decision here).

WV Association Launches Weekly Radio Program Dedicated to the Marcellus Shale

A new weekly half hour radio program dedicated to the Marcellus Shale will soon be on the air in West Virginia:


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